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2008-12-02 9:13 PM
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Greg, as you can see from my handle...I don't want to even pretend that I actually live in the NW, I am a Cali girl at heart...lol

As for a coach, My training partner and I considered one for a while and even went to the point to interview a couple. What we discovered is that all the coaches were way too serious for us. We now rely on trainers, physical therapists and a slew of others whom we consider "Our People". We wanted the team of people like Dara Torres has...but on a beer budget! This has worked well for us, as we have enough insight to know that A LOT of people would have to DNF for us to podium! Our goal is to finish with a smile on our faces and "booty" dance at the finish.



2008-12-02 9:18 PM
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Emerson, my team is staying at the Marriot, because they had nice suites and lots of space, plus Oceanside is a bit rundown. We actually made our reservations this past July, not sure what the availiblity is now.

2008-12-05 11:27 PM
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Hey all...

I am fairly new to the BT crew here and wanted to jump aboard this thread....
This will be my first HIM, so i am a bit nervous and all about doing this..

NE ways, Just wanted to say hi. If anyone has a "must read" or "I wish I would have done this my first HIM" I would love to hear about it...

Take care, train hard, and have fun

Cheers
2008-12-10 1:44 PM
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I'm in for this one again.  Although I haven't been in the pool much since IM Moo and haven't done any long bike rides either since then.  Maybe in the new year...
2008-12-10 3:30 PM
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beaupierce - 2008-12-05 9:27 PM Hey all... I am fairly new to the BT crew here and wanted to jump aboard this thread.... This will be my first HIM, so i am a bit nervous and all about doing this.. NE ways, Just wanted to say hi. If anyone has a "must read" or "I wish I would have done this my first HIM" I would love to hear about it... Take care, train hard, and have fun Cheers

Welcome to the thread Beaupierce. 

Lots of time yet to get on a plan such as the BT 20 week plan.   My first HIM distance race as well, so I'm just working from the plan getting miles in and looking to enjoy the race. 

2008-12-15 12:48 PM
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How is training going for everyone doing a 20 week plan? After 4 weeks of base it time to start build week number 1.



2008-12-15 12:52 PM
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My training being placed on complete hold until January. Guess will have to move on to a 12 week plan!

I'm starting to get scared. I had bigger plans than that.

Cheers!

2008-12-15 1:05 PM
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Working around the holidays, travel, and such has been tough, but I've gotten some decent training in the over the past month.   This weeks' looking bad for cycling as we're getting snow in the Vegas valley.   Guess it'll be a good run/swim focused week.  

2008-12-15 3:51 PM
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Same in Oregon with the snow and ice. I am having to do everything indoors but still going good. Just boring indoors and I never feel like I get as good of a workout. But better than no workout at all.
2008-12-15 8:23 PM
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Hans

Wow that picture of your foot is ridiculous. Is that from Arizona? I noticed we are both doing California and Lake Stevens and IMAZ this year. I looked at your weight loss since 07 and that is very impressive. It is really motivating to see where people have come from and where you want to get. Thanks for putting all of that on your Log. Look forward to seeing your results at Cali, Lake Stevens and IMAZ. I am also going to do Boise 70.3. Hopefully those races will prove to be good training days for us. Keep up the good work, when the foot heals that is.
2008-12-15 9:54 PM
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like, fly boy said it is horrible weather up here in the north west, getting really board of looking at the same wall every day, but been really good with the 20 week paln. Except for the last two days where work has just went nuts, long nights and even longer meetings/ training stuff in the day, hope to get back into tomrrow. Hope your all doing well and keep up the hard work. Just think in 16 weeks well all be sitting around after the race drinking beer and eating pizza saying how fun it was.


2008-12-16 1:20 AM
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big week...got 50 miles of running planned. 

 

I've decided to buy a tri bike...I am hoping to have it by march...putting away $500 a month.  I think the $2000-2500 range is good.  I will also troll Cl and be ready if something pops up locally.

 

good luck everybody...December is almost over!

2008-12-16 1:47 AM
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beaupierce -

i live in san jose - if you ever need someone to train with, let me know.

i also did my first HIM last year too, just stick to your training and those butterflies will go away
2008-12-21 10:03 PM
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Hey all,

My wife and I are both doing Cal 70.3 as our first HIM this April.  We ran the NYC marathon at the beginning of Nov, and have been taking it a little easy since then.  Some light running and biking with a few trips to the pool just to keep a fitness base.  This week we are starting our actual training for the race.  I am happy to be back on a regular training schedule.

We are making the trip to So Cal with our whole family.  It coincides with our kid's spring break so after the race we are putting on our tourist hats!

Look forward to training and racing with fellow BT'ers.

Happy Training!

Brad

2008-12-28 9:33 PM
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I just registered for the Surf City Half Marathon on 2/1.

I am going to treat it as training for Cali 70.3- so the plan is to do a bike ride the day before. I've seen few training plans that call for a 2 hour ride at zone 2/3 the day before a half mary. 



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2009-01-02 2:22 PM
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13 weeks to go!

 

My swimming and running is coming along nicely.  I have had a lot of excuses on the bike though....but now I have a trianer so those excuses are no longer valid.  With that said I need to step it up with that.

 

How is training going?



2009-01-02 8:34 PM
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Weather has really stunk up here in Sunny Oregon. About 90% of training is indoors for me right now which makes it hard to gauge how you are doing. When I get outside, especially on the bike, I feel like I'm not in very good shape. That could be because I'm not but the trainer and the road feel so different to me for the bike. I can actually get a good feeling workout on the treadmill and it seems to carry over once running outside. But thats life in SUNNY Oregon this time of year.

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2009-01-06 10:55 AM
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Training finally started for me, since doc gave me permission. Foot is fully healed, and I'm very nervous since I am 5 weeks behind in training. Feels like I'm starting from scratch, and every workouts hurts, and take days to recoverr. Hope this gets better soon, or I'm in trouble.

Kevin, don't want to hear it, we are still on. I will blackout before I give up. Cheers~

2009-01-09 1:23 PM
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I am volunteering in the med tent, and I do NOT expect to see any of you there!  I should be on hand at the finish to cheer for my 07 mentor group buddies Rich and Donato, the BT crew, and the 200 LATC members that I know and love.  Train safely and smart!
2009-01-12 9:47 AM
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Alright team! Only 12 weeks to go till CA!

How is everyone doing with their training? I'm sure many of you will PR there and will do very well. Keep it up.

Has anyone heard of any get together before and/or after the race? That beer sounds like an awesome idea.

2009-01-12 10:25 AM
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devouahy - 2009-01-12 7:47 AM

Alright team! Only 12 weeks to go till CA!

How is everyone doing with their training? I'm sure many of you will PR there and will do very well. Keep it up.

Has anyone heard of any get together before and/or after the race? That beer sounds like an awesome idea.

My training is going great. I took a couple days to recover from being sick but feel much better for doing so. Let the count down begin.

I would love to get together to meet up with people.



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Training? I'm supposed to be training?

Okay, today I start again...
2009-01-12 1:45 PM
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training is going.  I have been consistent minus a few bouts of sickness.  I am a bit nervous about the Carlsbad Marathon in 2 weeks but I plan on just swimming for about 10 days following that, then bike and swim...then finally S B and R for the remaining 8 weeks. 

 

Still no plan after marathon though...need to work on that one soon!

2009-01-12 2:33 PM
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Training is going good when work isn't getting in the way. I have been pretty consistent though. Gotta keep in mind that Ironman Arizona is the A race for this year and not to worry too much about things for this race. I would just like to have a decent fitness base where I don't suffer but still have a lot of room for improvement. I'm not sure I would have scheduled California had I known I was going to do Arizona, but it also kept me from getting too fat during the winter knowing I would suffer in Cali if I didn't maintain some fitness. Have about 15 pounds to lose before race also.
2009-01-12 6:00 PM
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Training is going well.  I did some base mileage training over the holidays, mainly bike and swim.  Got my bike and swim mileage up to where it needs to be, but now I need to start building my run and adding speed work.

I have a long season ahead of me as I am ending it with IMFL in November, so not worried about peaking for April.  Going to Cali to enjoy the race and vacation with my family.  It's my first half so finishing will be a PR!

Happy training!

 

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